Plaubel Makina 67 with Kodak Portra 160VC

One of my last rolls of the discontinued Kodak Portra 160VC (it seems that I had a lot of them after all !!). Shot with the Plaubel Makina 67 camera.


The Plaubel has been the film camera which has seen the most use during the past months. Even with my partial transition to digital, mainly because of the marvelous Nikon D800E, the Plaubel still shoots lots of rolls. Its a very portable camera so i can easily carry it along with my other gear and the 6×7 size gives plenty of resolution for good large prints. And of course, I get the look of fill which I really love.


My Fuji GSW690, Gaoersi 6×17 and even the 4×5 large format Sinar are not on the font line as they used to. I have stopped shooting subjects that I don’t really feel “deserve” to be shot with film. I am keeping my rolls and sheets for special situations and I will probably shoot almost exclusively b&w and Velvia with them. At least that’s how I feel right now, but you know, opinions and moods change over time.

The Plaubel on the other hand is very easy and fast to operate, and being a 6×7 camera, comes first when I pick a film camera. The Leica rangefinders will probably be used at their natural environment, which means street and documentary images. And at the future, some of these will be probably sold (although I don’t really feel comfortable selling a film camera, while I didn’t have any problem giving the Nikon D300 and the Sony NEX 5).

Anyway, I am expecting to shoot many rolls with the Plaubel at the future.

Enjoy the rest of the images.






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